Attitude is everything. So, how to stay energetic and upbeat as a business builder?
We are responsible for attitude and you can choose to act positively or react negatively to any situation. Our outlook isn’t determined by circumstances, it’s how you respond to any situation is the key!
Challenges we face are not as important as our approach towards influences. The mindset determines success or failure. How we respond to events, not the event itself determines demeanor.
Each of us has the ability to walk into a room and light the place up or tear the paint off the ceiling. With a smile or a frown. Many comment, “You are always so upbeat and energetic. How do you do it?” My energy is infectious and I am always smiling. They ask, “what are you up to now? You’re always on the go! No matter what happens, you land on your feet.” Is it demeanor or disposition? It’s a decision!
It’s easy to enjoy an upbeat, energetic, cheerful lifestyle. Choose hope and looking for the positive in each situation.
Find Your Stride
Why work twenty hours a day when you can decide to make wise decisions and let time work for you. If you are constantly laboring with no rest and little results, something isn’t working. Occasionally, you may need to sprint to a finish line, however consistent efforts over the long haul brings better results. Life, like work is a marathon, not a sprint.
One of my grandfathers sold insurance. He passed away in 1988 and to this day I still get checks in the mail for the work he did fifty years ago. He was also a real estate investor and checks from notes he held still come in. He invested wisely and there were royalties from lumber, oil and gas. Always other streams of income. When the stock market dipped, as it’s want to do, or there was a short term loss in one of the other sources, the bump in the road was just that. A short term stop, but there were other rivers feeding the lake of capital.
He told me, “Son, if you understood the concept of residual income, you would walk through a brick wall to get it.” He was right!
Duplicate your efforts
Each of us has the same number of hours in a week, in a month, in a year. There is only so much we can do alone in those hours. Trying to do anything more results in a diminishing return on the results of the hours worked. We each have a peak and we all know that we have limits.
By teaching others a skill set, not only do you set them up for success, but your guarantee your own fortune as the work and results of the team reward everyone collectively. Money flows in long after the sweat of the initial work has dried.
I am a big fan of relationship marketing. Donald Trump was on “The Tonight Show” and Jay Leno asked him, “if you lost all of your money how would you rebuild your fortune?” Trump said, “I would start a network marketing business.” The audience laughed and some said, “boo.”
The Donald turned to the audience and said, “That is why I am up here and you are down there.” He is right. Never take advice from a fool sitting in the dark. Robert G. Allen says, “I’ve owned restaurants, apartment buildings and even part of the Utah Jazz. Network Marketing beats them all.”
Successful entrepreneurs start network marketing businesses for many reasons. The start up cost is low, they learn valuable skills such as public speaking; sales and development; a positive mind set; organizational skills; building team players AND, it’s the money stupid!
I work with many people from all walks of life who have turned to the internet to make their fortune while doing what they are currently working on: realtors, investors, insurance agents, coaches, personal trainers, authors, head hunters, sales people, financial planners, social media experts, speakers, actors, lawyers, evangelists, teachers, bloggers, musicians, military, veterans, parents and the unemployed. “Show me how to do what you are doing, with the time that I have available and I will look.”
I love the book, “The 4-Hour Workweek.” Escape the 9-5, work anywhere in the world you want to work and live the lifestyle you dreamed of. As Zig Ziglar said, “Help enough people get what it is what they way, and you will get what you want.” He is right and that is how every successful person got that way. They took many people on the journey with them. Duplicate your efforts.
Stop Wasting Time
Work the hours during the time of your peak performance. Find a time when the mind is clear and your are most inspired and productive. Time optimization is knowing which hours you will accomplish more in 60 minutes than most get done in an entire day. I get up at 5:00 am. I can get my personal writing out of the way; make a list of six important things to do; set my schedule; hit the gym; run personal errands and be at the desk at 11:00 am each day to run my personal business. I am then available for my team. I control my calendar and the hands on the clock of time. The evening time is for brainstorming, emails, phone calls, clearing off the desk, reviewing and planning the days ahead.
It’s important to set the pace of life so that I spend time with others. I love people and I need my time with them. To live, laugh and love. I am excited and the people I associate with are excited about life. I surround myself with people that are doing better than I, to ask questions and for help. There are many that have a vested interest in my success. Find those people in your life.
Let Social Media Work For You
The good news is social media has changed the world and how we connect with others. We used to be related by six degrees of separation. Now it is no more than three.
The worst thing about social media is it can be a waste of time. I don’t care how many times you go to the gym in a day, the kind of underwear you are wearing, how much liquor you consumed or how many gallons of ice cream you ate this weekend and why you are now depressed.
I see people promoting products, goods and services and they are getting paid for the advertising. Sometimes posts are encouraging and other times its sad. That’s a good time to disconnect and make room for more friends.
I use social media to reach out and connect. Find people that I don’t know around the corner and down the block; across town; over the river; in the next state; across the border and over seas. There are over a billion people on the planet waiting for you and your opportunity to change their lives. Use social media to build your wealth and your circle of influence. It’s as simple as connecting, communicating and closing the deal.
It’s easy to find people that share your values and to source ambitious people. All you need is an open mind and the smarts to get started.
Tom Malin is a business coach, strategist and social media entrepreneur. His speciality is unlocking the doors to financial freedom using attraction marketing.